Pocket Genealogist is an excellent genealogy program for the handheld PocketPC computers. I have it installed on my Hewlett-Packard iPAQ and take my genealogy database with me everywhere, along with my calendar, telephone numbers, to-do list, and more. The Pocket Genealogist runs on all PocketPC and compatible handheld computers, including the iPAQ, Dell Axim, NEC MobilePro, Hewlett-Packard Jornada, Toshiba e740, Casio E-15, IBM WorkPad z50, Sharp Tripad, and others. It is not compatible with the Palm operating systems, however.
The Pocket Genealogist is available in two different versions: Basic and Advanced. You can read more about the Pocket Genealogist in past newsletters, most recently at http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0348.htm#PocketGenealogist.
Author Kevin Phillips has now announced the release of version 2.80 of the Pocket Genealogist. New features include:
• The "Basic" version now allows data entry.
• A new Ancestor and Descendant tree "view" provides 3 levels for "Basic" and up to 255 for "Advanced."
• Database Backup/Restore option. ("Advanced" only)
• Data storage either in main memory or in plug-in storage cards.
• A new user’s manual is available.
As always, the Advanced version of the Pocket Genealogist will read data directly from Legacy Family Tree databases or The Master Genealogist. Both the Basic and Advanced versions can read data from GEDCOM files created with any modern genealogy program.
I am pleased also that author Kevin Phillips made a change to the Soundex calculator to fix the issue that I described in a Plus Edition newsletter a few weeks ago.
Version 2.80 is available for $20.00 (for the Basic version) or $35.00 (for the Advanced version). It is also available as a free upgrade for current users.
For more information about the Pocket Genealogist, or to safely order the program online via a secure shopping cart system, go to http://www.NorthernHillsSoftware.com